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FOX
Dec 29, 2012 11:00pm EST
. >> reporter: in the weekly address to the nation, president obama urged congress to do something. >> we can't afford a politically self-inflicted wound to our economy. >> reporter: congress will try to find compromise. >> i am still optimistic and i think we can avert this and there is enough common sense to come together and get it solved. >> reporter: a combination will kick in on january 1st. if no deal is made, president obama will press congress to vote on a plan c, one keeping tax cuts in place for most americans. in washington, mike emmanuel, fox news. >> when it comes to the spending cuts, critics are more concerned. they will be cut by $50 million what will be cut is undetermined. >> it's going to affect the operational force that is deployed in terms of its ability to maintain its equipment and to get repair parts and that forces on force is deployed around the world. not just in afghanistan but being reduced. it would impact the training of the force. >> whatever happens, citizens won't so any trouble if congress doesn't act by the new year. they have a few days to act. >>> fair
FOX News
Dec 30, 2012 8:00am PST
their bottom line will suffer as the fiscal cliff looms and congress can't seem to compromise. the owner of an internet marketing company is concerned that the change in tax rates will hurt his ability to hire. he says the uncertainty is making him run his business defensively, making decisions based on business already coming in because he can't risk losing it all. >> knowing the rules has -- is -- is much more important than what the rules really are. because then you can actually say, okay, this is what we can do, this is what our margins are going to look like. this is what we are going to be able to plan on. >> reporter: economists say one of the effects of the fiscal cliff is that businesses are holding back on spending money, whether re-investing in stock, machinery and equipment or products they sell and for a slowly strengthening economy, the shock of less spending could be all it takes to push the country back into a recession. >> businesses are not require -- hiring workers because the small businesses say, we can't hire right now until we know what the tax system is going to
MSNBC
Dec 30, 2012 9:00am PST
for republicans in congress to say we understand we are not going to get 100%. we are willing to compromise in a serious way to solve problems. >> give you the live picture. you are seeing the majority leader, harry reid. >> they will begin at 3:00. announce the business of the day. >> under the previous order, the leadership time is reserved. the senate will proceed the executive session to consider the following nominations which the clerk will report. >> we caught the back end of senator reid, majority leader reid giving an update of the schedule for today. they hope to take the deal to respective conferences, announce the deal and spread the word and hopefully the senate will vote on it tomorrow, new year's eve. the house could take up the same deal tomorrow afternoon, late afternoon, early evening or into the night, whatever need be and get it done so that all of our taxes do not go up on new year's day. we are still on that stand by. we are watching the clock tick. let's get to the white house. kristin is keeping an eye on things that morning. sounds like as we talked about yesterday,
ABC
Dec 30, 2012 9:00am PST
for republicans in congress to say we aren't going to get 100%, at the need to compromise in order to solve problems. >> if there is enough in the agreement for republicans to be able to support it, and we can get a majority of republicans in the senate and a majority of democrats in the senate, then i think there's a good opportunity for a majority of democrats and republicans in the house. >> well, the stock markets appear to be betting against a compromise deal. the dow plunged 158 points on friday after dropping every day last week. >>> san francisco detectives are looking for a man who mugged a woman, then killed her dog. as abc7 news reporter tells us, a witness is offering a reward to catch the attacker. >> the victim was driving through the tenderloin friday just before 5:00 p.m. she agreed to tell us what happened if we didn't reveal her identity because she's worried for her safety. she told us she pulled over because she couldn't find her phone and needed to look on the passenger side. >> so i got in my car and walked around. >> in the front seat was her dog, a 12-year-old dog. a
MSNBC
Dec 30, 2012 12:00pm PST
is in session but after 516 days congress has not been able to make a deal. this morning in an exclusive interview president obama said compromise will be a key to making a deal. >> it is very important for republicans in congress to be willing to say we understand we are not going to get 100%. we are willing to compromise in a serious way. >> senate leaders hoped to send a plan right about now. the talks have broken down. listen to what senate leader said on the floor a short while ago. >> now, i'm concerned about the lack of urgency here. i think we all know we are running out of time. this is far too much at stake for political gamesmanship. the consequences of this are too high for the american people to be engaged in a political messaging campaign. i am interested in getting a result here. >> we have been trying to come up with some counteroffer to my friends' proposal. we have been unable to do that. i had have had a conversation with the president and that this stage we are not able to make a counteroffer. >> what happens now? with us is cello o'donnell and kristen welker. >> we a
CNN
Dec 30, 2012 1:00pm PST
an inability as congress to reach some sort of compromise? in other words, that we are watching the decay of democracy here in our inability to do anything or accomplish anything, especially when it comes to the fiscal cliff. are you worried about the future and politics? >> i'm worried, of course i'm worried, understand for the long-term good of the country, we have to meet in the sensible center, we have to do this and we haven't been able to do it. as a democrat, i have my feelings that the tea party ultraright-wing republicans are the ones resisting, making any kind of compromise, saying my way or height way. >> to lay blame here, i'm just asking for your -- >> i'm telling you what my perception is here. and i think that nobody can say my way or the highway. we have to come together. i think what we will do is we will pass a minimalist bill so that we won't go over the cliff and then i think we have to go from there. we have the debt ceiling to deal with, when we talk about the debt ceiling, we have to have negotiations with the president who i think is doing a fine job, by the way, a
CNN
Dec 29, 2012 10:00pm PST
to avoid the fiscal cliff. it is unclear if any can get enough votes to pass conference. -- congress. president obama says he's optimistic a compromise can be found. >>> across india today, a nationwide protest took a new heartbreaking direction. people across the country were already out in angry droves calling for justice in the wake of a brutal gang rape. then word today began to spread that the victim died in the hospital. a 23-year-old woman. six men were already held on rape charges. now they're charged with murder. >>> chuck hagel's name has been floated as president obama's potential choice for the next defense secretary. but some don't want to see the former republican senator and vietnam war vet get the position. some from his own party. this ad is in "the new york times" right here. and it says, hagel is wrong on gay rights, wrong on iran, wrong on israel. and the ad was placed by the law of cabin republicans, a group that represents gay republicans. clarke cooper is executive director. thanks for joining me, clarke. here's that ad. this ad speaks volumes. wouldn't your pa
MSNBC
Dec 30, 2012 11:00am PST
compromise is going to work. >> let's just say that what is happening at the congress right now is pathetic. we are asking not to bankrupt our children. we have a dysfunctional process. i think most of the blame still has to go to the republicans. they have had a brain freeze since the election. they have no strategy. they don't know what they want, and they haven't decided what they want. but if i had to fault president obama, i would say sometimes he has governed like a visitor from a morally superior civilization. he comes in here, and he will not -- he'll talk with boehner. he won't talk with the other republicans. he hasn't built their trust. boehner actually made a pretty serious concession, $800 billion in tax revenues. probably willing to go up on rates. but the trust wasn't there to get that done. if the president wants to get stuff done over the next four years, it's got to be a lot more than making the intellectual concessions. it's got to get to the place where republicans say, ok, we'll take a risk. this guy won't screw us. they don't feel that right now. >> chuck, just your re
MSNBC
Dec 30, 2012 1:00pm PST
. and at a certain point, you know, it is very important for republicans in congress to be willing to say we understand we're not going to get 100%. we are willing to compromise in a serious way in order to solve problems as opposed to being worried about the next election. >> you said that republicans have a hard time saying yes, particularly to you. >> yes. >> what is it about you, mr. president, that you think is so hard to say yes to? >> that's something that you're probably going to have to ask them, because, david, you follow this stuff pretty carefully. the offers that i've made to them have been so fair that a lot of democrats get mad at me. i mean, i offered to make some significant changes to our entitlement programs in order to reduce the deficit. i offered not only $1 trillion -- over $1 trillion in spending cuts over the next ten years, but these changes would result in even more savings in the next ten years and would solve our deficit problem for a decade. they say that their biggest priority is making sure that we deal with the deficit in a serious way, but the way they're be
NBC
Dec 30, 2012 10:00am EST
, it is very important for republicans in congress to be willing to say we understand we're not going to get 100%, we're willing to compromise in a serious way in order to solve problems as opposed to be worrying about the next election. >> you said republicans have a hard time saying yes, particularly to you. >> yes. >> what is it about you, mr. president, that you think is so hard to say yes to? >> that's something you're probably going to have to ask them. because you know, david, you follow this stuff pretty carefully. the offers that i've made to them have been so fair that a lot of democrats get mad at me. i offered to make some significant changes to our entitlement programs in order to reduce the deficit. i offered to not only $1 trillion in, over $1 trillion in spending cuts over the next ten years, but these changes would result in even more savings in the next ten years. and would solve our deficit problem for a decade. they said that their biggest priority is making sure we deal with the deficit in a serious way. but the way that they're behaving is their only priority is making
CNN
Dec 30, 2012 8:00am PST
's an artificial crisis created by congress itself. they could solve this thing in ten minutes with ample compromise on both sides. while the country is following this news, it's not a breathless anticipation. >> the only thing that is starting to sink in with people, howie, where i think it is getting more public attention is that people are now realizing that their paychecks really will be a lot lower very soon if nothing gets done. therefore, i think it is very legitimate interest that finally is getting done when it is sinking in on people that they will have an immediate pocketbook impact if nothing gets done. >> if there is a last-minute sort of minor compromise, bob cusack, where both sides agree to put off the majority of the tax increases or to extend the bush tax breaks for all but the richest but doesn't do anything about the automatic spending cuts which is hundreds of billions of dollars. we'll all call it a deal, but it won't really be a deal, will it? >> we'll deal with the debt for years and years and, also, the other thing is this bill possibly could actually increase the
NBC
Dec 30, 2012 8:00am EST
obama will work harder to jam up the republicans, not to confuse them or lure into compromise but to put more political pressure on them to expose their divisions and internal discord. whether that creates leverage, we'll see. his relationship with congress has been very difficult. his view is that he doesn't have a legitimate partner. how do you get something done on immigration? on medicare reform, and gun control legislation, which the president says is a priority which requires a great deal of political help? it seems to be shorter than four years, in what the president can do in a time period before mid-term elections. >> a lot of things on the agenda. thanks, again. you can see david's entire interview with president obama this morning on "meet the press." >>> good morning, jenna, for a check of the other top stories >>> stunning new pictures are out of a plane crash just outside moscow. home video shows the moment of impact, debris shooting out and hitting cars on the highway. the plane crashed saturday morning, splitting into pieces, bursting into flames and killing four people i
CNN
Dec 30, 2012 2:00pm PST
capital. we showed a poll most americans want people to compromise. no purr surprise there why can't republicans and democrats get their act together and compromise? >> well, i think this previous discussion we were just having is kind of an example of what's happening in congress is, you know, democrats, liberal democrats really believe that taxes don't matter around they can continue to raise them as high as they want. i happen to think they are critically important. i think it is insane to be raising taxes on investment and businesses right now i think it will make america less competitive and destroy jobs in this country, but the point is you've got a big philosophical difference of opinion on these things and they are not small matters but big meters of about the direction of our country for the next 10, 20 years. look, it's one thing to get a compromise and an agreement but an agreement that laid the country in the wrong direction, that doesn't benefit anyone. >> if we are so passionate in our position and unwilling to give, ron where do we go from here? there is is a structu
CNN
Dec 29, 2012 4:00pm PST
. >> they are trying to find a last minute compromise to keep us from going over the fiscal cliff, respect senator olympia snowe is saying that it's a bigger sign of a bigger crisis. >> what is deeply troubling is you cannot get congress and the president to reach any agreement on anything. >> the latest on the fiscal cliff negotiations in a few minutes. a 31-year-old woman has been charged with second degree murder as a hate crime in connection with a subway death in new york city. they identified the woman as erica ericamenendez in new york. the victim was a store owner and graphic designer. witnesses described a womani pacing the platform and talking to herself before pushing the victim on the tracks as a train entered the stadium. the video shows a woman running from the scene. a airliner smashed into a highway in russia. four of the crew were killed, no passengers were on board and no one on the highway was injured. it was arriving when it over shot the run way. a lot of celebrating early this morning in portland, maine, the first same sex couple said i do under a new state law that took effe
MSNBC
Dec 30, 2012 5:00am PST
. >> congressman, this is fergus cullen. to what expect does the fact that the majority of members of congress in both parties come from safe districts driving this trouble to reach a compromise on issues like this? >> that's a good question. i think conventional wisdom is that the safe seat thing is driving much of the polarization. people don't feel they have to compromise but as we pointed out i'm working with republicans on trying to reduce defense spending. i work with the republican colleagues all the time and look for opportunities to work together and i know -- it's really not as simple as you might think it is. at the end of the day, these people outside of congress who get republican members to sign pledges and who punish them with people who are further to the right than they are with primaries who are really driving this national conversation right now. that, to me, is the real problem. there are people that believe the myth that, you know, poor people have too much money and rich people don't have enough. and if rich people had more money, they'd invest in planning equipment and h
FOX
Dec 30, 2012 9:00am EST
and will it be enough of a compromise, that enh republicans can vote for it, to get through the house? i put that at 50-50. >> chris: byron, the most we can say, or will be ale to say if congress passes something is they were able to stop the crisis, that they created, in the first place. but, they will have done nothing, i mean, it is really quite astonnishing to deal with the debt problem which is what the crisis was supposed to be about and, in fact, if you extend the bush tax cuts for 98, 99% of americans, and you have just these small, automatic spending cuts, actually increase the deficit, by trillions of dollars over the next decade. >> that's right, they are only dealing with the most immediate problem and by immediate i mean the next 48 hours. and where we are is exactly where we knew we'd be months ago, which is republicans are about to give in on their long held position that you shouldn't raise taxes on anybody, the only question is, is it above 250, 400, 500? and, the reason they are doing it is, they know if they hold it up, past january 1, the first bill the democrats will introduce, ar
CSPAN
Dec 30, 2012 10:30am EST
compromising just to agree to increased spending inevitable, since neither side has any intention of cutting spending. the country and congress will remain a divisive, since there is no loot left to divvy up. without this recognition, the spenders in washington will continue to march towards a fiscal cliff much bigger than the one anticipated this coming january. i have thought a lot about why those of us who believe in liberty as a solution have done so poorly in convincing others of its benefits. if liberty is what we claim it is, the principle that protect all personal decisions necessary for maximum prosperity and the best chance for peace, it should be an easy sell. history has shown that the masses have been quite receptive to the promises of authoritarians, which are rarely, if ever fulfilled. should we have authoritarianism or liberty? if authoritarianism leads to poverty and war and less freedom for all individuals, and is controlled by rich special interests, the people should be begging for liberty. there certainly was a strong enough sentiment for more freedom at the time of our
FOX News
Dec 30, 2012 3:00am PST
going to be a compromise deal although that obviously would have a much better chance of passing congress if it gets some republican behind it. >> juliet: you're going to have lindsey graham on the show. i think it was lindsay graham the other day who said you call these public-- you announce the meetings publicly it's usually political theater. what is your assessment what's happened over the last couple of days? are we really seeing any real action going on behind the scenes in your opinion? >> well, absolutely. i mean, there's no question, and i think it's much more in terms of the staffs and the principals, they'll get to sign off on it, but i think you've got staffs -- there are a lot of moving parts to this because the one question, probably the central question, where do you set the threshold on income tax increases, you know, for extending the bush tax cuts, is it 250,000 and above, that you let the taxes go up. is it 400, $500,000? and then a lot of republicans and some democrats are saying, you know, we really don't want to see the estate tax go back up from 35% to 55%
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